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Don't be deceived by the frivolous title: This is actually a serious jig! ...And contrary to popular belief it is NOT a Limerick tune.

Matt Molloy recorded it brilliantly in E minor on his eponymous LP, but I've been enjoying playing around with it on the chanter in A minor fingering. It's basically a jig version of the reel Castle Kelly.

There are various stories about what the title means which involve the stabbing of witches and wizened crones so as to break their enchantments; and I was once informed that it refers to the old method of slaughtering pigs.

Be careful out there.

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